Ocean River Paddling Club

ORPC is a Victoria, BC based outrigger paddling club featuring competitive, development and recreational paddling for fitness, sport and for high level racing competition.
Do YOU have what it takes? Are you interested in a fun way to workout in a team environment? We welcome new members and can take you from novice to expert in just a few short decades!

Bridges 2016 – October 1 & 2

OCTOBER 1 & 2 BRIDGES 2016
ORPC Sr. Master WomenWelcome to the 2016 ORPC Bridges Race. The race……..from Bridge to Bridge, in one of the best locations ever! Somewhere, between a Sprint and a middle distance race, this is the perfect race (6 km) for newer crews to test their mettle with and against some of the best paddlers in North America.
If you’re new to this race, make sure to let us know and introduce yourselves to some of our race organizers and volunteers. We welcome any questions you may have and we love to meet new paddlers.

Although we wish we could change the ferry schedule to accommodate out of town paddlers….we can’t. But we can seed you in heats that work well with that schedule. The earlier you register, the better your chances are that you will get in a heat that works for you. Bridges 2016 Registration and Waiver

Come and join us on October 1st with your crew and October 2nd with your small boat for the INNY or OUTTY. Meet some other paddlers, new and old and finish the racing season off with the spirit of ALOHA! The Sunday Small Boat Race registration package: Inny-OuttyReg Form 2016

For more information aboout Bridges or the Inny Outty Small Boat races, download Bridges Web Flyer

Bridges 2016 OC6 Race Grid

ORPC Cleans Up

ORPC Cleans Up

There was some major clean up going on at ORPC on the weekend.  Lots of scraping, scrubbing, washing, polishing, sawing, drilling, hammering, sorting,  re-sorting occurring.  It was a long day but long days spent in good company feel pretty good.  Thanks to the many ORPC paddlers who came down to help. Our facility looks pretty tidy right now.  But that’s not all!!!
Click the photo to view more cleanup snapshots>>>

Look for some major re-structuring of our facilities in the near future.  There’s a brand new look coming!!!

We’ve got our OC6 canoes cleaned and polished and our clubhouse tidied and ready for our upcoming Bridge’s race on October 1st. If you haven’t registered yet, better get on it…..the grid is almost full.

If you are a beginning paddler or an expert and you’re looking for somewhere to paddle, we would love to meet you.  Just send us an inquiry at info@orpc.ca and we’ll answer any questions you can’t find on our website.  At ORPC we believe we have something for everyone.

Lise

CORA Cup Women Sr. Masters Champion

The ORPC Senior Masters women have won the 2016 CORA Cup for the overall highest score in this season’s CORA Cup races.
CORA_CUP
Shown from left to right: A guy in a red suit, Holly Murray, Rita den Otter, Vivian Thomas, Wendy Ward, Marianne Pilon and Patti Cross.

Huli Practice

Huli practices were held on the Gorge waterway this past weekend. An excellent performance by all, especially noting it was a first time for many.